Hyderabad: With 30 teaching posts in the two Ayurvedic colleges in the state not being filled, they will find it difficult to get permission from the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) for the forthcoming academic session.
The Dr B.R.K.R. Government Ayurvedic College and A-I Govt Ayurvedic College in Warangal don’t have professors and associate professors and lecturers.
Dr Mallu Prasad, member, Central Council of Indian Medicine for Telangana, said there were 15 vacancies for professors and associate professors and another 15 were vacant in middle level faculty for assistant professors and lecturers is also vacant.
“CCIM norms say there must be at least one eligible full-time teaching faculty in the 14 departments of the college for the undergraduate courses. These are sanctioned posts, but the state government is not appointing professors. That is not fair for the students and Ayurveda education,” Dr Prasad said.
In the post-graduate courses, there is a need for senior professors and associate professors but their posts too have not been filled. The colleges need medical officers, paramedical staff and non-teaching staff, as each department has a vacancy of five to seven persons.
A senior professor in the college on condition of anonymity explained, “The posts are being filled with temporary lecturers but that does not help. CCIM wants to improve the Ayurveda teaching and for that apart from faculty the infrastructure in the colleges need to be improved.”
The delay in recruitment has led to suggestions to appoint retired professors on contract and ensure that the two colleges get the sanction from CCIM for the 2019-20.
The Union Ayush ministry has asked all medical colleges to opt for National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare certification but that can’t be achieved with such large vacancies in the permanent teaching faculty.
For certification which is now a standardisation it is important to have all departments operating in full capacity....